An expert from FourKites shares impacts of the February storm that hit Texas and other parts of North America, and lessons can be learned from the event.

The winter storm that hit North America in mid-February 2021 was not your average stretch of freezing and flurries. The severe weather event (unofficially dubbed “Winter Storm Uri”) ran through much of the US, parts of Canada, and even northern Mexico, with extended impacts like unprecedented power and water shortages in Texas, a state not used to snow and ice.

In addition to the staggering number of fatalities (about 136 people died as a result of the storm, making it the deadliest North American winter storm in a quarter-century), Uri rocked the supply chain. Such extended, severe weather events frequently cause slowdowns and interruptions, and this one was no exception.

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